SLAMMERS STEAL GAME LATE, BEAT BOOMERS 3-2
SLAMMERS STEAL GAME LATE, BEAT BOOMERS 3-2
Saturday, August 3, 2019 | by NATE BAER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019

Joliet Slammers Contact:

Heather Mills – General Manager

815-651-2040

hmills@jolietslammers.com

 

SLAMMERS STEAL GAME LATE, BEAT BOOMERS 3-2

 

JOLIET, IL — A good start from Keagan Long and some clutch base running late from Riley Krane pushed the Joliet Slammers over the Schaumburg Boomers on Saturday night.

 

Following a scoreless 1st, the Boomers picked up their first run of the game on a solo home run to right field from Nick Oddo. The Slammers failed to respond in their half, ending the 2nd 1-0.


Four scoreless innings ensued, as Long surrendered just two hits from innings 3-7. Capitalizing on their starter’s outing, the Slammers broke through in the bottom of the 7th on a two-run home run to left-center from Jimmy Roche, giving the Slammers a 2-1 lead heading into the 8th.

 

Relieving Long in the top of the 8th and inheriting a runner at first, Isaac Sanchez loaded the bases with no outs after walking the next two batters. Following a Chase Dawson strike out, Quincy Nieporte came to the plate and tied the game on a sacrifice fly to center, allowing Alex Polston to score from third. Sanchez stopped the bleeding, striking out Matt Rose on the next at-bat, keeping the score at 2-2.

 

The Slammers answered in the bottom of the 8th on a strange play. After Krane reached first on a walk, Oliver Nunez attempted a sacrifice bunt to move him to second. Krane reached second and Nunez was thrown out at first, but when the Boomers infield did not call timeout and began to walk towards first, Krane ran from second, and reached home. Dylan Stutsman sat down the next two Slammers hitters on strikeouts, and the Slammers took a 3-2 lead into the 9th.

 

Relieving Sanchez in the top of the 9th, Ryan Koziol mowed down the bottom of the Boomers’ order to secure his second save in this home series.

 

Tonight’s Merchants and Manufacturers Bank Player of the Game is Keegan Long (7.0 IP, 4 SO, 3 H, and 2 R).

 

The Slammers will face the Boomers again tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at DuPage Medical Group Field as they look to sweep the series.

 

About the Joliet Slammers: The Joliet Slammers play at DuPage Medical Group Field in downtown Joliet, Illinois, and are members of the professional, independent Frontier League.  The Frontier League is entering its 27th season of play in 2019.  Visit the Slammers online at www.jolietslammers.com or call the ticket office at 815-722-2287 for more information! Don’t forget to “Like” the Slammers on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jolietslammers or follow them on Twitter at @jolietslammers!

 

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